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8/8/2014 6:41:00 AM
What's Happening: 8-8-14
Burnett Family Bluegrass to perform in Clarkdale Concerts in the ParkAug. 23Saturday, Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation is proud to present Burnett Family Bluegrass as part of the Concerts in the Park Series. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo, 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.Remember to bring your own seating and that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. Vending spaces are available and can be arranged by contacting Community Services at (928) 639-2460.  For additional information please contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490.
Burnett Family Bluegrass to perform in Clarkdale Concerts in the Park

Aug. 23

Saturday, Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation is proud to present Burnett Family Bluegrass as part of the Concerts in the Park Series. They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo, 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. This concert is free to the public.

Remember to bring your own seating and that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. Vending spaces are available and can be arranged by contacting Community Services at (928) 639-2460. For additional information please contact Clarkdale Parks and Recreation at (928) 639-2490.

Red Dot Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser

Aug. 13

Let the Mingus football players serve you at the annual Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser on Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m., in the mingus Union High School Cafeteria. Tickets are for sale at the door - $5 for adults and students; Children age 5 and under free.

Spaghetti, meatballs and salad are generously provided by Vinnie's Pizza.

Proceeds benefit the Red Dot Booster Club.

Breakfast at the Legion In Camp Verde

Aug 10, Aug. 17

Enjoy breakfast with The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 93 at The American Legion Post 93, 286 S. Third St., Camp Verde.  During the month of August, breakfast will by served from 9 to 11 a.m.  The cost of breakfast is only $6 - always good.  

E-mail marketing that makes prospects say YES!

Aug. 14

The Business Assistance Center, 821 N. Main St., Cottonwood, hosts the free presentation "E-Mail Marketing That Makes Prospects Say YES," led by Mary Gravets, business coach. E-mail marketing is very inexpensive and very effective - when you understand how to use it effectively.  

Meet Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. Reservations are required.

Please contact Andrea at (928) 340-2740 to reserve your seat.

Bibliomaniacs meet at Beaver Creek Library

August 16

He was a young, American Indian named Abel. He lived in two worlds. One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons and the harsh beauty of the land.

The other was the world of the 20th century, goading him into a cycle of dissipation and disgust. Home from a foreign war, he was a man torn apart, a man descending into hell.

A novel of a proud stranger in his native land, House Made of Dawn is the Bibliomaniacs book of the month for August.

The Bibliomaniacs will meet Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beaver Creek Library, 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road in Rimrock.

Free movie and discussion

Aug. 21

Just in time for election season, the League of Women Voters of Greater Verde Valley and SpeakOut Sedona are hosting a free event Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road.

The evening includes the screening of the HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels," which chronicles a key chapter in the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States and stars Hilary Swank.

Wear something gold, green, purple or white and learn about the symbols of suffrage. Reserve a seat by contacting Barbara Litrell at (928) 649-0135 or blitrell@aol.com.

Lunch 'n Learn withMATForce

The Aug. 14 MATFORCE  Lunch 'n Learn will explore gangs and the connection to illegal drug activities on a local and statewide level.  This eye-opening presentation will be made by Sgt. Tim Bolger of the Department of Public Safety State Gang Task Force in the Yavapai County area.

Sgt. Bolger's presentation provides important information for professionals, educators and treatment providers. 

Parents and interested community members are also invited to attend and learn more about how gangs affect our children in Yavapai County.

The Lunch 'n Learn will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Room, Yavapai County Administration Building, 1015 S. Fair St., Prescott and teleconferenced to the Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex, 10 South 6th St., Cottonwood. It is free and open to the public.

Brown-bag lunches are welcome. 

For more information contact MATFORCE at 928-708-0100 or online at matforce.org.

Coffee Talk with the Mayor Aug. 13 at Red Rooster

Coffee Talk with the Mayor, Aug. 13, at Old Town Red Rooster Café in Old Town Cottonwood at 9 a.m.

What is going on in your city of Cottonwood? Do you have some concerns or ideas about your city? Come talk with Mayor Diane Joens who wants to hear your ideas and views of your city. This Coffee Talk will be held at the Old Town Red Rooster Café, 901 N. Main St. Cottonwood, Arizona 86326, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Coffee will be provided.

Questions? Contact Diane Joens at 634-4112 or email djoens@cottonwoodaz.gov.

Pink Heals fund-raiser Aug. 17

On Sunday, Aug. 17, Verde Valley Pink Heals/Slice of Hope  along with Annie's restaurant, 600 E. Mingus Ave., will be holding a fund raiser for this years event. 

A portion of the proceeds from that day will be donated to the Pink Heals foundation which is set up to help women in the Verde Valley with cancer. 

This is our 5th year and over $30,000 has been raised and over 20 women have been helped.  This years event will be held in the Acme Pizza parking lot on Oct. 4. 

T-shirts are now being sold at Acme and local farmers markets

Summer Craft Fair at American Legion

There will be a Summer Craft Fair at the American Legion Post 93

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

286 S. 3rd Street

Come early for the best selection of homemade,

One-of-a-kind items at this great sale!

For more information call:

Mary Nordstrom at 567-6951

Debbie Moore at 274-2732

Free Poker Stroll in Clarkdale

The Clarkdale Downtown Business Alliance invites you to take a stroll down Main Street. A Poker Stroll!

As an alternative to Thunder Valley Rally, come to Clarkdale for a peaceful Saturday on September 20, beginning at 11 a.m.

Pick up an entry form and your first playing card at the Copper Art Museum on the corner of Main Street and 9th. Stroll up the wide sidewalks to six additional establishments in Clarkdale's Historic Business district. Loiter in the shady park or amble through a quaint neighborhood.

Enjoy a tasty beverage and delicious lunch. Make your best hand from the seven cards you've collected and turn it in at the Main Street Café and Pizzeria by 5 p.m.

The best hand wins a terrific Clarkdale gift basket. There is no charge to participate in this family-friendly event, but poker players must be at least 21 years of age.

Arts & Crafts Fair coming on October

Vendors wanted for the 2nd Annual Cottonwood Vineyard Church Arts and Crafts

Fair October 18th, 2014 3605 Zalesky Rd. Cottonwood. 9 am to 2 pm cost $20 Contact Barbara Ferrell 649-6102 or email davebarbaraferrell@gmail.com for further information and applications

New directory of Verde Valley Visual Artists

The Sedona Art Museum is gathering information from visual artists in the Verde Valley, to create a current directory.

All visual artists who complete and submit the directory form will be included. The Verde Valley includes the following communities: Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cornville, Cottonwood, Jerome, McGuireville, Lake Montezuma, Oak Creek, Page Springs, Rimrock, and Sedona.

This directory will have information on how to contact the artist who may select preferred means of contact such as mailing address, email, web page, and other means. Note that an artist, may select only one means of contact, for example, their web page, and not submit any other contact information.

A portrait of the artist and a sample picture of their art work will be in a free online directory along with preferred media and some basic information.

At a future date, the directory will also be in binders allowing artists to be added and inserted alphabetically as forms are submitted. Artists may also fill out the data form electronically online at the Sedona Art Museum website: www.sedonaartmuseum.org.

On this website, select the Verde Valley Artists' Directory page and fill out the eform and submit it by selecting the SUBMIT button. It only takes a few minutes to do this form which is mostly checkboxes.

Artists can do this on their own computer or library staff can help persons to find the eform and show them how to submit it online at the libraries. Folders with printed forms are available at the Sedona Public Library, Camp Verde Community Library, Jerome Public Library, and the Arts and Culture Office at Sedona City Hall.

In 2012, the Sedona Art Museum researched and compiled a list of names of @ 2000 artists who lived and worked in the Verde Valley from 1900 till 2012. The Reference Section of the Sedona Public Library was a good resource for this research.

This was compiled and printed in a book which is available at the Sedona Public Library Reference Desk. The new directory will have more data, which will become a valuable record of the art and artists of our area.

The inclusion of the artists' web pages or other contact information they choose to include will be a good way for collectors to survey who are the working artists in the area.

It is also an important resource for the Sedona Art Museum as it selects artists for future Artist of the Month Exhibitions which will be designed to feature and promote local artists.As the Sedona Art Museum begins to establish a permanent art collection, it will be helpful to have this directory to identify the artists and their art in various styles and media.

Contact: John Warren Oakes, President 928-821-0515

Kids at Hope Training in Cottonwood

On Aug. 21st, teachers, administrators, counselors, youth serving organizations and parents have the opportunity to experience a new way of viewing and interacting with each child in their charge.  The Kids at Hope Training in Cottonwood challenges traditional pigeonholing strategies, such as 'kids at risk,' and instead views each child as capable of success, without exception.

MATFORCE is sponsoring the training to empower parents and those working with children with new concepts and strategies to help each child reach their personal potential.  Participants in the training will learn new tools to take to their school or program or to use right in their own home with their children or grandchildren. 

One of the tools taught in the training helps children more fully see themselves and their goals.   The Kids at Hope concept works with youth and young adults.  It is an exciting way to help children in any setting, in a classroom and in our own families. 

Merilee Fowler, MATFORCE Executive Director, says, "I hope that many of our area parents, teachers and youth leaders will participate in this training because it fosters such a unique philosophy and opportunity.  If everyone working with youth in our community can work together using the Kids at Hope philosophy, I believe we will truly help our youth make healthy choices that improve lives."

The training will be held on Thursday, August 21st, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Public Safety Building Training Room,199 S. 6th Street, Cottonwood..  To register contact Lori Deutsch at: ldeutsch@cableone.net or by phone at 928-899-8331.

For more information on other MATFORCE prevention projects visit matforce.org.


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